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Masha Savelieff is a professional freelance scientific writer. She began her science career in chemistry at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where she earned her BSc and MSc degrees. She then went on to receive her PhD, also in chemistry, from the University of Illinois in 2008. Masha then branched out into biology and biomedical research by completing her postdoctoral training in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Michigan. Finally, she widened her biology experience in cancer research and metabolic disease, also at U-M. Masha now writes full-time on a breadth of scientific topics.


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Mass Spectrometry Accelerates Protein Biotherapeutics Discovery and Assures Quality Control

To keep pace with the burgeoning biopharma market, research has also advanced antibody characterization and quality assurance. Protein biotherapeutics are inherently heterogenous and complex but techniques within the mass spectrometry field are meeting these challenges head on.
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Novel Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications: From Bench to Bedside

Mass spectrometry (MS) was once primarily within the chemist’s domain for molecular structural characterization. MS is now growing in familiarity and popularity for a variety of clinical applications; from laboratory tests for analyte quantification, to diagnostic applications in infectious disease, inborn errors of metabolism, and cancer, including a foray into the surgeon’s suite.
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Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS): Stimulating the Next Generation of Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

The "molecular age" of cancer research is here, thanks to advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) which have catalyzed progress in countless areas of cancer research. Find out about the latest studies where NGS is improving our ability to detect cancer, match the best drugs to patients, and monitor treatment success.
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Troubleshooting in PCR – The Essential Checklist

PCR is a very popular and versatile tool for nucleic acid amplification. Download this guide for tips and tricks on troubleshooting your PCR problems.
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Recent Advances in Liquid Biopsy for Cancer

Liquid biopsies for cancer search for evidence of disease biomarkers, the most common of which include circulating tumor cells, cell-free nucleic acids, exosomes, proteins and phosphoproteins. Read on for insights on advances in the field that could revolutionize clinical oncology practice.
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8 Tips on How To Become a Science Writer

Download our free guide for tips on becoming a science writer, including organizing your time and creating your own brand.
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Cancer Cell Line Choice: 3 Considerations to Make

In vitro experiments are a mainstay of cancer research. However, it is crucial to select the appropriate cell line to yield meaningful insights from in vitro experiments. The cell line should reflect the type of cancer under scrutiny and should also be able to address the questions posed by the experiments.
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MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry (MALDI IMS): A Marriage of Mass Spectrometry and Morphological Spatial Resolution

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) is a powerful analytical technique that enjoys the sensitivity of mass spectrometry coupled with spatial distribution information.
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Above the Genome: How Epigenetics Influences Cancer and Obesity

Truly understanding how our DNA influences our lives and health sometimes means moving past the DNA sequence. Epigenetics encompasses a group of heritable modifications without changes to the DNA sequence itself. Our epigenetics affects our susceptibility to a staggering number of diseases, including both cancer and obesity.
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In situ RNA Hybridization for Drug Discovery: 8 Considerations

In situ RNA hybridization has been an important method in the researcher’s toolbox for decades, and it is being continually refined to increase its scope. This list highlights 8 points to consider when using in situ RNA hybridization for drug discovery.
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